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Category: Riskware

Type: Exploit

Platform: Linux

Aliases: Exploit:Linux/DroidRooter.A


DroidRooter.A is a binary exploit that is used to gain root privilege on an Android device.


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DroidRooter.A and DroidRooter.B are the 'exploid' and 'rageagainstthecage' ELF binary exploits used by Trojan:Android/DroidDream.A to gain root privilege.

It should be noted that despite listing Linux as platform in the detection name, both programs are binary Android ELF files. And, under certain circumstances, they may be considered as hack-tools, where users might deliberately run the programs to 'jailbreak' their device.